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        F.W. Delkeskamp's kleines Rhein-Panorama von Mainz bis Cöln.'.

      - Stahlstich v. J.Ph. Dauch n. Friedrich Wilhelm Delkeskamp, 1864, 89 x 15 Friedrich Wilhelm Delkeskamp geb. 1794 in Bielefeld war Maler, Kupferstecher u. Verleger. - Zeigt ein Rheinpanorama von Mainz nach Köln mit Einzeichnung der Eisenbahnlinie aus der Vogelschau. - Unter u. über dem Panorma Gesamtansichten von Köln und Mainz mit Bordüren. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        A Natural History Of The Nests and Eggs of British Birds

      London: Groombridge & Sons. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1864. Cloth. Three volumes, original dark green cloth, gilt and blind decoration to boards and spine, in original light-blue dust jackets printed in darker blue; pp. 156 with 78 plates; 148 with 76 plates, 140 with 71 plates. Bindings fine and bright, deckle edges foxed, the chromolithographic plates clean and fresh; the jackets are torn and have some chips and chunks out, but still attractive; An early printing, issued less than ten years after the first edition, and super-scarce in the fragile decorated and printed jackets .

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        Geological Survey of Canada

      Ottawa 1864 - Size : 384x595 (mm), 15.125x23.375 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Sull' Origine delle Specie per Elezione Naturale ovvero conservazione delle razze perfezionate nella lotta per l'esistenza

      Modena, Zanichelli 1864 (1865) 403pp + tav. VG / none Si tratta presumibilmente della prima edizione italiana congiuntamente distribuita da Zanichelli e Bocca; al frontespizio e' riportato l'anno 1864 Modena Tipi di Nicola Zanichelli e nella copertina in brossura appare 1865 Modena, Zanichelli e Torino, Bocca. Formato 8vo, 22cm, rilegatura moderna, in mezza pelle marocchino verde, con scritte dorate al dorso, conservate le copertine originali all'interno, copertina con macchie e timbro a secco quasi impercettibile al margine superiore, carta ingiallita dal tempo con lievi diffuse fioriture, altrimenti in ottime condizioni. Prima traduzione italiana col consenso dell'Autore per cura di Gio. Canestrini e L. Salimbeni, rara prima edizione italiana, basata sulla terza edizione inglese di una tra le piu' importanti opere scientifiche mai pubblicate. Foto e maggiori informazioni disponibili a richiesta.

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        El Medico Botanico Criollo. 3 Tomos (Parte Primera, Tomo I y II; Parte Segunda, Tomo I).

      Paris, Libreria de Francisco Brachet 1864 - EA - Erstausgabe. Parte Primera: Flora Medica y Util de las Antillas y de la Parte Correspondiente del Continente Americano. Tomo I (I de la obra), 462 Seiten. Tomo II (II de la obra), 512 Seiten. Parte Segunda: Compendio de Terapeutica Vejetal de las Antillas y de la Parte Correspondiente del Continente Americano. Tomo I (III de la obra), 416 Seiten. Ca. 23,5 cm x ca. 15 cm, zusammen ca. 6,5 cm stark, ca. 1,7 kg schwer. Kräftige marmorierte Vorsatzpapiere. Halbledereinband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und -verzierungen. In Spanisch. - Nicht bei Stafleu and Cowan, Taxonomic Literature. - Seltene Flora und "Kräuterbuch" für die Karibik und Mittelamerika. Es ist zumindest noch ein zweiter Band des zweiten Teiles erschienen, der hier jedoch fehlt. Insbesondere an den Kanten und Ecken berieben oder bestoßen. Name auf den Vorsätzen, sonst keine Einträge. Papier nur wenig gebräunt, jeweils die letzten Blätter etwas, sonst nicht altersfleckig. Bindung gut und fest. Zustand (I -) II (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Further Papers on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation.

      Eyre and Spottiswoode for HMSO, 1863, London 1864 - Tall quarto volume containing two above-titled publications relating to convict transportation; bound with other material related to Scottish prisons, Poor Relief and other legal matters; all in fine condition, green cloth with red leather spine label. A fascinating selection of documents relating to the last years of convict life in Australia.This collection of bound parliamentary papers contains two publications titled 'Further Papers on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation' dated July 1863 and February 1864 respectively. Both print a selection of correspondence between Australian Governors and the Secretary of State regarding the convict system. At this stage transportation had ceased to all colonies excepting Western Australia where it continued on a limited scale until 1867.Accordingly, these two publications form a detailed record of the final years of the convict system in Western Australia. Aside from discussion of finance and logistics, several of Governor Hampton's dispatches concern the selection of men best suited to the conditions of his colony. Much of the success of transportation to Western Australia lay with the selection of men suitable for assigned labour and the relatively lenient ticket-of-leave system here practised (in contrast to the indiscriminate transportation of large numbers of felons to Van Diemen's Land in the 1840s that caused widespread social upheaval and disruption). Of additional interest is a dispatch titled 'Breaking up of the convict establishment at Bermuda, and transfer of Prisoners to Western Australia' that includes correspondence between the Governor of Bermuda and the Secretary of State on the subject.Dispatches from Tasmania include a report of three pages on the convict establishment at Port Arthur followed by a breakdown of the number and description of convicts for the year 1862. Overall, correspondence from the Governors of other Australian colonies report widespread public hostility to any possibility of a return to the convict system. Fuelled by rumours that transportation was once again before British parliament for consideration, these 'Memorials against Transportation' played an important part in forming a confident and distinct Australian national identity. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to "Dear Pengelly" (the geologist William Pengelly, 1812-1894).

      1864 - 4-sides 8vo on the blindstamped letterhead of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, November 21st 1864. Mounting stub on the left hand margin. He writes: "Miss Coutts may have you at dinner on Thursday if she wishes it; for there is no Royal Society Club on that day. You must pardon my slip - but being a very old member of that Club I was thinking of times past when the Club met every Thursday. Now it has a rival the Philosophical which meets next Thursday & although I am one of that too I cannot invite any Englishman - the guest must be a foreigner. I have.invited Mr. Gladstone to dine as my guest with the Geologists & if he accepts you can come."etc.

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        The Reptiles of British India

      London: Published for the Ray Society by Robert Hardwicke, 1864. Folio, pp. xxvii, [1], 452pp., with 26 lithographed plates, occasional dust-soiling but largely clean, orig. quarter cloth with printed title label to upper cover, spine a little worn. The first work, by the British zoologist Albert Gunther (1830-1914), to review the entire reptilian fauna of the Indian continent (includes Afghanistan, Tibet, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam and China). Complete with 26 lithograph full-page plates showing tortoises, lizards, chameleons, snakes and batrachians. Nissen ZBI, 1744; Wood, 371.

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        The Chinese and Japanese Repository of Facts and Events in Science, History, and Art, Relating to Eastern Asia, 1863-1864, Volume 1, Issues No. 1-12

      London: W. H. Allen and Co., 1864 - Octavo, 24.1*16cm, viii+524p. Volume 1 ONLY. Original cloth, gilt design and lettering faded. Spine slightly soiled, corners bumped and frayed, Edges scraped and rubbed. Internally very clean with no foxing or staining. Occasional light pencil markings. The title page has two manuscript signatures and two seals. New endpapers. Preface dated 1864. July 1863 through June 1864, Nos. 1-12, published monthly, bound into a single volume. An early and important journal covering both China and Japan. Both nations were experiencing popular and often violent opposition to the presence of foreigners. The journal documents these events as they are viewed by Westerners in China and Japan and reflected in politics and actions taken in London. Many topics are discussed, often in great depth in a serial format. Representative subjects covered include the Israelites in China, Chinese literature, drama, fables and poetry, Chinese mathematics, earthquakes in both China and Japan, the aboriginal tribes in China, religious practices in China and Japan, the British reprisal destruction at Kagoshima in Japan, the Lay-Osborn Expedition to China, Mongolian language and literature, British commerce with Japan, the conquest of the Island Taiwan (Formosa) by the Chinese in 1662, the railways in China, missionary medical practice in Peking in 1861-2. The primary writer and editor was Rev. James Summers. Other writers include Alexander Wylie, Theodore Hamberg, J.E. Edkins, M.G. Pauthier, M. Leon de Rosny, John Bowring, Alex. Bowers, W. Lockhart, Reinhold Rost and Professor Bazin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité des Maladies du Coeur et de L'Aorte Ouvrage traduit, avec L'Autorisation de l'auteur par le Dr. Sénac.

      Paris: Adrien Delahaye. Première édition française.. Bel exemplaire, très frais.. Première édition française. Paris, Adrien Delahaye, 1864. 8°. XIX, 716 pages. Demi-chagrin noir (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire, très frais. [Garrison & Morton, 2760 / Bedford Library of Cardiology, 281 / Willius & Dry - A history of the heart and the circulation - pages 134-135 / L. J. Acierno (The history of cardiology), page 102 and page 112] Première édition de la traduction française de "The Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta". On y trouve la description classique de la « respiration de Cheyne-Stokes » et la première description de la tachycardie paroxystique. Il existe également des données importantes sur la péricardite, sur les valvulopathies et sur les complications cardiaques du typhus. William Stokes (1804-1878) était un médecin irlandais qui enseigna à Dublin.

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        The Poems of Winthrop Macworth Praed

      London: Moxon 1864 - 2 volume set, 7 inches tall. A pristine set in superb half morocco by Roger de Coverly. With raised bands, fine gilt floral tooling to the panels and gilt top edge. Portrait. Bookplates and neat inscription on 3rd blank. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Civil War Appointment of Ohio Dr. Enoch Pearce as Surgeon of Volunteers intended to be signed by Lincoln, but signed only by Edwin Stanton

      Washington, DC, July 1, 1864. 15.5" x 18.75". "Partly Engraved Document Signed ""Edwin M Stanton"" as Secretary of War, 1 page, 15.5"" x 18.75"". Washington, July 1, 1864. On vellum. Filled out in manuscript (very light). Rippled, expertly mended on verso. Almost complete 2"" diameter blue War Department seal affixed at top left. Patriotic vignettes of an eagle with wings spread at top center and battle flags, cannons, cannon balls, and regiment drum across the bottom. Not signed by Lincoln. Very Good condition.In part, ""To all who shall see these presents greeting: Know Ye That reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity, and abilities of Enoch Pearce I have nominated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him Surgeon of Volunteers in the service of the United States; to rank as such from the Ninth day of September eighteen hundred and Sixty three ...""Dr. Enoch Pearce (1832-1916) was Surgeon of the 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry when he was appointed Surgeon in Chief of the First Brigade, Third Division, 11th Corps, Army of the Potomac, on January 3, 1863. He was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as Assistant Surgeon of United States Volunteers on September 2, 1863, and promoted by President Lincoln to Surgeon of United States Volunteers September 9, 1863 (by this document). In 1867, Pearce was appointed by President Andrew Johnson as Brevet-Lieutenant-Colonel United States Volunteers ""for gallant and meritorious service, to date from March 13, 1865."" Dr. Pearce was on the front in at least 20 battles, relieving the wounded."

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        Voyage pittoresque en Italie. Partie septentrionale.

      Morizot,, Paris, 1864 - Cm. 26,5, pp. viii, 535 (3). Con 23 belle incisioni in rame fuori testo di cui alcune a colori (ciascuna protetta da velina). Solida ed elegante legatura in mezza pelle e percallina, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Tagli dorati. Esemplare fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Celebre figurato francese sull'Italia con un bell'apparato iconografico composto da vedute delle principali città e da tavole di costumi a colori. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traite des Maladies du Coeur et de L'Aorte. Ouvrage traduit, avec L'Autorisation de l'auteur par le Dr. Senac.

      Paris, Adrien Delahaye, 1864.. Premiere edition francaise. 8°. XIX, 716 pages. Demi-chagrin noir (reliure de l'epoque). Bel exemplaire, tres frais.. [Garrison & Morton, 2760 / Bedford Library of Cardiology, 281 / Willius & Dry - A history of the heart and the circulation - pages 134-135 / L. J. Acierno (The history of cardiology), page 102 and page 112] Premiere edition de la traduction francaise de "The Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta". On y trouve la description classique de la " respiration de Cheyne-Stokes " et la premiere description de la tachycardie paroxystique. Il existe egalement des donnees importantes sur la pericardite, sur les valvulopathies et sur les complications cardiaques du typhus. William Stokes (1804-1878) etait un medecin irlandais qui enseigna a Dublin.

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        An Introduction to Municipal Law

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1864. Original cloth, gilt, the front joint splitting (but holding), the spine dull; a usable copy A marvelous, extremely personal, presentation copy of the first edition of the first work of Pomeroy, "the greatest legal scholar of the day"--to Maria Bulfinch, the children's book author, disclosing their closeness and her contributions to the book

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        What Led to the Discovery of the Source of the Nile

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh 1864 - frontis, folding map, double-page map, x, [2], 372p. plus [32]p. publisher's advertisements. Rebound in modern 1/2 leather (marbled boards with dark brown backstrip and corners). 23cm. Library stamp on title-page. Inner portion of title-page cut out and replaced. Former owner's name (from 1868). Scattered foxing. Publisher's advertisements moderately browned. The first half of this very uncommon account details the author's travels in Somalia in the mid-1850's; the balance of the book is Speke's account of his joint expedition with Richard Burton. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A FREE PASS. ENTITLING THE HOLDER TO THE TENDER MERCIES OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL PURIFYING ASSOCIATION, WHO WILL GUARANTEE TO CLEANSE EVERY PARTICLE OF COPPERHEADISM FROM OUR NATURE - SO YOU WILL BE ABLE TO VOTE FOR AN HONEST MAN WITHOUT PREJUDICE [caption title].

      [N.p. ca. 1864]. - Broadside, 9 x 6 1/4 inches. Negligible wear and soiling. Fine. Political cartoon broadside from the 1864 presidential election, poking fun at the Copperheads - Northern Democrats who opposed the Civil War and called for an immediate peace with the Confederacy. "Copperheadism," as the broadside terms it, traces its origins to a pre- war secret society, the Knights of the Golden Circle, a group which favored the expansion of slavery. The broadside's illustration mocks the Copperheads by portraying them as feeble enactors of quasi-Masonic rituals. The "pass" is illustrated with a woodcut depicting "The Purifying Process," showing blindfolded Copperheads going through a bizarre initiation to purge their anti-war tendencies - blanket tossing, dunking, obstacle courses, etc. At the center of the cartoon is a depiction of a Masonic-like altar and coffin. A strange war- time appeal to voters to vote in favor of the Union and uphold the Constitution. Two copies located in OCLC, at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Lincoln Memorial University. Scarce and ephemeral.

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        One of Them,

      74 - London - Chapman and Hall and George Routledge and Sons. 1864 - A large collection of some ofthe most notable works of comic Irish novelist and born raconteur, Charles Lever. Four volumes contain illustrated frontispiece portraits of Lever with facsimilie signature. Lever's works depicted a damaged English society of half-pay officers and rou, butit is was hismilitary books, his unconventional construction and conversational stylethat earned him the status of genius. Lever had never taken part in a battle himself, but Charles O'Malley, Jack Hinton and Tom Burke of Ours, written under the spur of the writer's chronic extravagance, contain some splendid military writing and some of the most animated battle-pieces on record. Much of the content ofhis novels was based on Lever's own life and adventures;he, like Bagenal Daly in The Knight of Gwynne, had to flee a tribe of NativeAmericans he had affiliated himself withCanada. The pranks detailed in O'Malleyand Lord Kilgobbin werefromthe time he spenton the streets of Dublin with his college friend, Robert Boyle, who was also theinspiration for the character Frank Webber. In his later works, such as Con Cregan and Maurice Tiernay,Lever's innate sadness begins to cloud his animal joyousness andwe begin to lose theraucous nature of his works. In 1863 his son, Charles Sidney Lever dies, and seven years laterLever alsolooses his wife. to whom he was tenderly attached. Two yearslater, due to depression and heart disease he died in Trieste, a land he calleddetestable and damnable. It is believed that the real author ofThe Rent in a Cloudwas Lever's daughter, Sydney Lever. The Nobel and Pulitzer prize winning writer, Eugene O'Neillists Lever as one of the authors represented on the family bookshelf in Long Day's Journeyinto Night,alongside Shakespeare, Nietzshe and Gibbon. Allvolumes are complete. Condition: In a half morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound with marks to boards and rubbing to corners. Slight dampstaining and tidemarks to boards of Tony Butler, That Boy of Norgott's, Luttrell of Arran, Baringtonand Lord Kilgobbin. Some rubbing to backstrip andhead and tail ofspine withsunningtospines. Internally, firmly bound withheavy spotting to first and last couple of pages otherwisepagesbright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Common Ptarmigan. Lagopus Mutus - Winter

      New York.. (1864)- 1865.. Hand-colored lithograph, double elephant folio (sheet size 18 x 23 inches). Very good condition: tiny chip and soft crease to top right corner, short tears to lower left corner, these faults all well outside of image. Image is clean and bright. A strikingly attractive image of ptarmigans in the snow from "A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or family of the grouse" by Daniel Giraud Elliot, published by the author, and lithographed and colored by Bowen & Co. in Philadelphia. Elliot "was a wealthy New Yorker who devoted much of his life to ornithological pursuits. His excellent private collection of birds formed the nucleus of the department of Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and he acted as emissary to purchase further collections abroad. [He was] an artist of note..." ("The Bird Illustrated" p.34). Six publications by Elliot are listed in Sitwell's "Fine Bird Books", including this one. .

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        Album Escenas Americanas Reproduccion de Cuadros, Aquarelles y Bosquejos

      1864 - A fine copy of one of the most important Iconographical works of Argentina and Brazil. (1864). Buenos Aires. En la casa de los Señors Fusoni Hermanos. In 4to oblong (465 mm x 309 mm). 1 ff. [title] + 52 lithographed plates + 2 wrappers titles (the book was issued in parts, the original wrappers are exceedingly rare). Contemporary blue morocco with title gilt on upper cover, framed by fillets tooled in blind, spine with raised bands and lettered in gilt, slightly worn, else perfect. Foxing as always and some plates gently browned, wide margins, preserving two original titles. First edition. A fundamental and lavishly produced album on Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and Uruguay –although mainly Argentina and Brazil. Illustrated with 52 lithographed plates after Juan León Palliere, mainly representing rural and urban scenarios -including images of the “Gauchos”, regarded as iconographical cornerstones-, amongst them the Desembarque con Rio Bajo, La Pupería, Paseo de Domingo, El Saladero, Gauchos carneando, Valparaiso, Parada para hacer noche, Entrada de la Bahia de Rio de Janeiro. Palliere (1823 - 1887) was born in Río de Janeiro to French parents, studied under Picot and Lenepveu until he was 25 years old, when he went back to Brazil to continue his studies at the Academia de Belas Artes. After finishing his studies, Palliere began his travels –which lasted for a decade- where the most of his artistic creation was conceived. The images reproduced in the album are a product of those travels. He is regarded as one of the foremost painters of 19th century Argentina. A special copy, retaining its original editor´s binding and bound with two of the original folder titles where the plates were given to the subscribers. Provenance: ownership inscription of Angel Gallardo to title page. Palau, 211114. Borba de Moraes II, 648. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A collection of all six portraits of the last surviving veterans of the American Revolution

      Hartford: Moore 1864 - THE LAST LIVING VETERANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. These is a complete collection of original carte de visite photographs of all six Revolutionary War veterans still surviving in 1864: William Hutchings (aged 100), Samuel Downing (aged 102), Daniel Waldo (aged 102), Adam Link (aged 102), Alexander Millener (aka Muroney) (aged 104), and Lemuel Cook (aged 105). A seventh man, James Barham, was believed to be alive but could not be located for the series. These ancient veterans, all of whom had all enlisted as boys, were America’s last link to the American Revolution as the Civil War was being fought to preserve the Union. Elias Hilliard sought the men out, photographed them in their homes, and published the portraits both individually and in a book, The Last Men of the Revolution (Hartford, 1864). Publication of the photographs and the book sparked national interest in the six surviving veterans of the Revolutionary War. In 1865 Congress granted the survivors a $300 pension, but by then Waldo and Link had already died. Complete sets of the individual photographs, ideally suited for simultaneous display, are rare in the market. Each carte bears a printed caption with the subject’s name, age, and the phrase “One of the survivors of the revolution,’ together with a copyright notice. “The photographs were made uniformly under makeshift circumstances as would have been required if the photographs were made in situ while Hilliard visited each for a personal interview” (Goldschmidt and Naef, The Truthful Lens). The photographs are by Hartford photographers N. A. and R. A. Moore, who were accustomed to taking photographs under unusual circumstances. Their extant photographs include the fallen Charter Oak (1856), a balloon ascension in Hartford (1863), and the aftermath of the fire at the Colt Fire Arms Manufactory (1864). These photographs are in outstanding condition, far superior to the images usually found in the book publication. The men are: Lemuel Cook. Fought at Brandywine and in Virginia and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis. William Hutchings. Joined the Massachusetts militia at age fifteen. He recalled that Washington “ordered that there should be no laughing at the British; it was bad enough to have to surrender without being insulted.” Samuel Downing. Fought in various battles including Saratoga, and claimed to have been a bodyguard for George Washington. Daniel Waldo. Joined the Continental Army in 1778 at age sixteen and was taken prisoner in 1779. Adam Link. Enlisted at age sixteen and fought on the frontier. Alexander Millener. Enlisted by his stepfather under his name (Muroney), Millener served as a drummer boy for the duration of the war. Six albumen prints (2 ¼ x 3 ½ in.), original carte de visite mounts with caption on recto and publisher imprint on verso. Fine condition.

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        Spectropia or surprising spectral illusions

      Showing ghosts everywhere, and of any colour. ..... First series. With sixteen illustrations.The author (a resident of Old Steyne, Brighton) seems otherwise to be unknown to history. He attempts here to prove that "ghosts" are the product of "mental or physiological deception"."One thing we hope in some measure to further in the following pages, is the extinction of the superstitious belief that apparitions are actual spirits, by showing some of the many ways in which our senses may be deceived, and that, in fact, no so-called ghost has ever appeared, without its being referable either to mental or physiological deception .....". And the author accordingly invites the reader to undertake an experiment to show that ghosts are indeed illusions. "The following illusions," Brown claims, "are founded on two well-known facts; namely, the persistency of impressions, and the production of complementary colours on the retina". And the experiment works thus:"To see the spectres, it is only necessary to look steadily at the dot, or asterisk, which is to be found on each of the plates, for about a quarter of a minute, or while counting about twenty, the plate being well illuminated by either artificial or day light. Then turning the eyes to the ceiling, the wall, the sky, or better still to a white sheet hung on the wall of a darkened room (not totally dark), and looking rather steadily at any one point, the spectre will soon begin to make its appearance .....".4to., 16 coloured plates (all dated December 19th 1863), 6 text figures, 11 + (1)pp., original cloth-backed pictorial boards. A fine, fresh, copy., 1864. The scarce first edition of this extraordinary exercise in pseudo-science. No more was published, although this "first" series was often reprinted.. Showing ghosts everywhere, and of any colour. ..... First series. With sixteen illustrations. The author (a resident of Old Steyne, Brighton) seems otherwise to be unknown to history. He attempts here to prove that "ghosts" are the product of "mental or physiological deception"."One thing we hope in some measure to further in the following pages, is the extinction of the superstitious belief that apparitions are actual spirits, by showing some of the many ways in which our senses may be deceived, and that, in fact, no so-called ghost has ever appeared, without its being referable either to mental or physiological deception .....". And the author accordingly invites the reader to undertake an experiment to show that ghosts are indeed illusions. "The following illusions," Brown claims, "are founded on two well-known facts; namely, the persistency of impressions, and the production of complementary colours on the retina". And the experiment works thus:"To see the spectres, it is only necessary to look steadily at the dot, or asterisk, which is to be found on each of the plates, for about a quarter of a minute, or while counting about twenty, the plate being well illuminated by either artificial or day light. Then turning the eyes to the ceiling, the wall, the sky, or better still to a white sheet hung on the wall of a darkened room (not totally dark), and looking rather steadily at any one point, the spectre will soon begin to make its appearance .....". 4to., 16 coloured plates (all dated December 19th 1863), 6 text figures, 11 + (1)pp., original cloth-backed pictorial boards. A fine, fresh, copy.

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        TRAVELS IN THE CENTRAL PARTS OF INDO-CHINA, [SIAM], CAMBODIA AND LAOS, DURING THE YEARS 1858, 1859 AND 1860.

      A PRIMARY RECORD OF DISCOVERY OF ANGKOR, UP THE MEKONG RIVERLondon 1864, - Murray. Green cloth, gilt, 2 vol. set, 97 b.w.plates, 13 folding plates, color map, 303+301p., appendix,very solid, clean copy, facsimile frontis, else original,14.2 x 22.8 cm., gold stamped pictorial cover. FIRST EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        SHINKYUU SHISHOH: PRINCIPLES OF ACUPUNCTURE & MOXABUSTION.

      AN EARLY TREATISE ON ACUPUNCTURE POINTS, TECHNIQUES & MOXA Kyoto 1864, - Izumo. Stitched buff wrs., very good, 17 x 26 cmcomplete in 1 volume, [22+3] double-folded leaves, 37 pagesof woodblock illustrations, woodblock printed on hand-mademulberry paper, very clean, minor old worming, but solid. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        A Natural History Of The Nests and Eggs of British Birds

      London: Groombridge & Sons. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1864. Cloth. Three volumes, original dark green cloth, gilt and blind decoration to boards and spine, in original light-blue dust jackets printed in darker blue; pp. 156 with 78 plates; 148 with 76 plates, 140 with 71 plates. Bindings fine and bright, deckle edges foxed, the chromolithographic plates clean and fresh; the jackets are torn and have some chips and chunks out, but still attractive; An early printing, issued less than ten years after the first edition, and super-scarce in the fragile decorated and printed jackets .

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        The Australia Directory: Volumes 1: South and East Coasts, Bass Strait, and Tasmania; Volume II Comprising the East Coast, Torres Strait, and the Coral Sea; Volume III North, North-west, and West Coasts, from the Gulf of Carpentaria to Cape Leeuwin.

      Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, 1864; 1868; 1881, London: - Maritime surveys undertaken on expeditions to the south and east coasts of Australia, compiled by Captain Charles Bampfield Yule (1806 - 1878), English explorer and commander of the HMS Bramble, which with the HMS Rattlesnake made surveys of the East Indies Station. The 1846-1850 expedition to Cape York and Torres Strait was made by Yule in command of the Bramble and the Rattlesnake under the command of Captain Owen Stanley, with the naturalists John MacGillivray and James Fowler Wilcox, and the biologist and staunch supporter of Darwin's theory of evolution, Thomas Henry Huxley.Volume I with pencil notations and calculations at ffep; it appears the volume was used as a teaching aid. Volume II with more pencil calculations at ffep, and a note "May 11 1898 trip 106 days from New York to Brisbane". Reproductions exist of the 1897 edition only. Three volumes, 8vo, Vol I: xii, 543 pages; Vol. II: xvi, 436 pages; Vol. III: xii, 332 pages. Volume I, Sixth edition, OCLC: 220747280; Trove Libraries Australia ID 7535957. Volume II, Second edition, OCLC: 220750382. Volume III, 2nd edition, OCLC: 223279625. Original publishers blue gilt cloth, Vol I & II covers a bit marked. Vol III spine sunned, chip at foot of spine, hinges a bit rubbed, one signature loose in prelims. Overall, clean copies of these scarce items. Sixth edition: Second edition: Second edition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        INTERVENTION DE L'ART DANS LA PHOTOGRAPHIE

      Paris: Leiber; Leipzig: Jung-Treuttel; Madrid: C. Bailly-Baillère, 1864. 12mo., 35 pp., mounted photo plate frontispiece. Illustrated paper wrappers. The wrappers have light chipping to the spine and lower front tip, with light toning at the edges. A very good copy housed in a newly made cloth and marbled paper over boards folder. Blanquart-Evrard was a prolific inventor of photographic process and notable publisher of outstanding photographic work. This contains a survey of his more notable techniques. Extract from Mémories de la Société Impériale des Sciences, de l'Agriculture et des Arts de Lille, 1863. The photographic frontispiece was made by F.(rëdëric) Pierson. OCLC locates 6 copies; George Eastman House, New York Public Library, National Gallery of Australia, State Library of Victoria, National Gallery of Canada Library, and Bibliotheque Nationale de France. Roosens and Salu 921.

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        The Works of William Shakespeare Edited, with a scrupulous Revision of the Text, by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke

      London: Bickers and Son, 1864., 1864. 4 volumes, complete. 8vo. Beautiful contemporary binding, probably by Bickers but not stated, of tan half calf with twin, red and black, title labels and fine extra gilt tooling to spines, marbled boards, end papers and edges. Portrait frontispiece to vol.I. Light foxing to first and last 3 leaves of each volume; age toning to pages. Binding rubbed and scuffed, top of upper joint of vol.IV scratched with joint starting. A sound set in a rubbed but attractive binding.

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        Evangiles des Dimanches et Fetes de l'annee (Les). Texte revu par l'Abbe Delaunay. 1ere edition. 2 tomes accompagnes d'un appendice. Ensemble 3 volumes.

      Paris, Leon Curmer, 1864,. in-4to, Premiere partie: : 6 p. + 171 planches chromolithographiques d'apres les enluminures du Moyen-Age / Deuxieme partie: 6 p. + 200 planches d'apres les enluminures du M-A. / le 3eme volume : Appendice: XXXI + 172 p. + 154 p. + 258 p. richement ill. avec les photographies originales appliquees au milieu des bordures typgraphiques, somptueuses reliures en plein maroquin rouge avec de nombreuses decorations en or sur le dos ainsi que sur les plats, dos a 5 nerfs, decoration florale sur fond noir sur les plats, nombreux filets et encadrements, gardes richement ornees en or, tranches dorees, emboitages quelques peu abimes.. Cette edition de connaisseurs, par laquelle se fit connaitre l'editeur et imprimeur Leon Curmer (1801-1870), se distingue avant tout par la qualite extraordinaire des reproductions au vu des possibilites techniques de l'epoque, mais egalement par la precision et la justesse des commentaires et descriptions qui les accompagnent. Les 2 premiers volumes comportent des lithographies en couleurs d'apres des livres d'heures et des manuscrits, avec une attention particuliere sur le rendu des miniatures, bordures et autres decorations. Le volume d'appendice contient la suite 'Les sept dons du Saint-Esprit' dans de nombreuses photographies originales d'apres d'anciennes gravures sur cuivre. Dans l'appendice se trouve egalement une description detaillee des modeles utilises. Avec env. 400 lithographies en couleurs d'apres les miniatures des livres d'heures, fac-simile des gravures sur bois et sur cuivre et de nombreuses illustrations photographiques originales.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Vicaire III, 622 / Carteret III, 226.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, to Mrs. [William] Cowper [later Cowper-Temple]

      Winnington Hall, Northwich, Cheshire 12mo (20 x 12.5cm; 7.875" x 4.875:). 3 pp.. [ca. 12 December 1864] Ruskin lived semi-permanently at Winnington Hall in the 1860s: It was a school for girls and Ruskin taught various subjects including Bible, geology, art, and music. His correspondent was his intimate and confidante in the matter of his unfortunate and unrequited love for Rose La Touche. This letter to Mrs. Cowper (née Georgianna Tollemache) colorfully, vividly, and indulgently describes the energetic merrymaking of those girls who have not gone home for Christmas holiday. There are about 14 or 15 of them and on the wet day before that of the letter they played at noisy "hide & seek all day" in the enormous building: "The house has about three quarters of a mile of up and down corridors" and presently there are "seven or eight dozen empty rooms" because of the absent girls. As per our caption, he also writes in detail about teaching songs and dances to his charges. On a personal note, he will go and have dinner with the Cowpers on Monday, he promises. The text of the letter was published from the Cook and Wedderburn transcripts in the Bodleian Library (The Winnington Letters, ed. by Van Akin Burd, Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1969; pp. 531–32). There are two small differences in the original that are not found in the printed version. Provenance: In the stock of Thomas H. Telford, an antiques and book dealer; sold in 1933 to Mrs. W.S. Bowen of Westfield, N.J. Written on Winnington embossed stationery. Not the easiest hand to read but clearer than not. Old folds, fore-edges a little crumpled, short fold tears. Overall very good.

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        TRAVELS IN THE CENTRAL PARTS OF INDO-CHINA, [SIAM], CAMBODIA AND LAOS, DURING THE YEARS 1858, 1859 AND 1860.

      A PRIMARY RECORD OF DISCOVERY OF ANGKOR, UP THE MEKONG RIVERLondon 1864, - Murray. Brown cloth, 2 vol. set, 99 b.w. plates17 folding, a color map, 303+301p., appendix, last plate infacsimile, minor wear to head/tail else clean solid, 14 x 23cm., gold lettering, pebbeled cloth. FIRST EDITION R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        SHINSEN DAI NIPPON ETAI SETSUYO MUJINGURA: NEW SELECTION OF THE GREAT PERPETUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA, ATLAS, ALMANAC & CONCISE DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE THINGS & HISTORY.

      A MOST LOVELY COLOR ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE WORK Edo 1864, - Suhara-ya. Yellow stiff stitched wrs., 2 vol. set,ca. 18.5 x 26 cm., 10 double page color illustrations, 5color maps, color title page, 433 double-folded leaves, pro-fusely illustrated, Japanese text, woodblock-printed. SCARCE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Théâtre (1869 à 1881) & Poésie (1864 à 1974)

      Alphonse Lemerre, Paris, 1880 à 1882. 6 volumes in - 12 (16 x 10 cm) reliure pleine basane rouge signée David (David relieur travail chez Lortic, Gruel..., épouse Mlle Kaufmann, soeur du relieur), dos à nerfs à caissons dorés, triple filets sur les plats, filets sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure doré trois tranches, un frontispice de Rajon, Théâtre : 1869 - 1872 : 191 p., 1873 - 1878 : 322 p. ; 1879 - 1881 : 251 p. - Poésie : 1864 - 1869 : 221 p. ; 1869 - 1874 : 236 p.; 1874 - 1878 : 282 p. Bel ensemble très frais, tranches dorées "miroir". En vers et en prose, François Coppée (1842 - 1908) s?appliqua à exprimer l'émotion humaine de la façon la plus simple : le patriotisme instinctif, la joie d?un nouvel amour et la pitié envers les pauvres, traitant chacun de ces sujets avec sympathie et pénétration. Français relié Bon étatDeCollection

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        Confederate Imprint] THE SPIRIT OF MILITARY INSTITUTIONS

      Evans and Cogswell, Columbia, SC 1864 - 278 pp. Bound as issued in cloth backed, stiffed printed wrappers; covers scuffed; offsetting to the endpapers else contents are remarkably clean with very minimal and even page toning. In a letter to Jefferson Davis, Schaller argues for a need in the Confederate Army for "a work on the art of war, which could be easily comprehended by one even who had devoted but little time or thought upon military matters." Schaller's translation was completed after injury removed him from the Civil War. Sabin 44651, Parrish & Willingham 4953. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ANATOMY, DESCRIPTIVE AND SURGICAL

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1864. Marbled boards. Spine lettered in gilt. Covers a bit rubbed. Owner's name in old hand on front free endpaper from McGill College. Quite a tight, clean copy. Occasional light brown-spotting. The third English edition of this classic work in medicine, first published in 1858. The American edition followed in 1859. Illustrated throughout with drawings by H.V. Carter. This edition was edited by T. Holmes, M.A. 788pp. OCLC lists 17 libraries worldwide holding this book. ABPC does not show a sale at auction in the past 25 years. Henry Gray (1827-1861) was an English anatomist and surgeon, elected Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) at age 25. He died of smallpox at age 34. . Third Edition. 1/2 Green Morocco. Moderate Corner and Edge Wear/No Jacket. Super Royal Octavo.

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        A Cheap Trip to the Great Salt Lake City. An Annotated Lecture Delivered Before the President of America and Representatives; The Mayors of Liverpool & Manchester

      Ipswich: Printed & Published by J. Scoggins, [1864]. Third Edition. Paperback. 33pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Original yellow printed wrappers. In a custom made red cloth portfolio and slipcase. Near fine. An uncommonly clean copy of this scarce title. The slipcase is faded at the spine, and is just a tad faded along the edges of the side panel. Flake/Draper only lists the third edition of this work. A completely fictional travel account. Flake/Draper 3422. Howes F335.

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        Dusky Grouse. Dendragapus Obscurus

      New York.. (1864)- 1865.. Hand-colored lithograph, double elephant folio (sheet size 18 x 23 inches). Very good condition, image clean and bright. Two dusky grouse, one in foreground, one on tree branch in background, from "A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or family of the grouse" by Daniel Giraud Elliot, published by the author, and lithographed and colored by Bowen & Co. in Philadelphia. Elliot "was a wealthy New Yorker who devoted much of his life to ornithological pursuits. His excellent private collection of birds formed the nucleus of the department of Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and he acted as emissary to purchase further collections abroad. [He was] an artist of note..." ("The Bird Illustrated" p.34). Six publications by Elliot are listed in Sitwell's "Fine Bird Books", including this one. This grouse is found in the Rocky Mountains. .

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        Schleswig-Holstein: " Special-Karte von Nord-Schleswig im Maßstab 1:150.000 ".

      Perthes, Gotha 1864 - Großformatiges Blatt in Lithographie das die Gegend von Flensburg bis Fredericia zeigt mit 2 Spezialkarten: " Fredericia und Umgebung " sowie die " Düppler Höhen und Umgegend " ( diese im Maßstab 1:75.000 ). Bildgröße: 59 x 47 cm / Blattgröße: 64 x 51 cm. Das Blatt ist mehrfach gefaltet, durchgehend gebräunt, gering fleckig sowie leicht lichtrandig und mit Fehlstelle in der oberen linken Ecke ( ohne Bildverlust ). ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyklopädie für die gebildeten Stände. Conversations Lexikon. Elfte, umgearbeitete, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Band 1-15 cpl. und 2 Supplementbände ( zusammen 17 Bände ).

      Brockhaus, Leipzig 1864 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1864 - 1873 ( Supplementband 2 )) Zusammen ca. 17000 Seiten, die 2 Suppelementbände mit dem Untertitel " Encyklopädische Darstellung der neuesten Zeit nebst Ergänzungen früherer Artikel " mit u.a. einem 22-seitigen Artikel über den Deutsch-Französischen Krieg 1870-1871. Jeweils in Ohldr gebunden mit goldgeprägtem Einbandrücken, Groß8° ( 24,5 x 15,5 cm ). Einbände stärker berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, teils gering fleckig ( 3 Bände etwas stärker fleckig ), wenige Bände am oberen Kapital gering beschädigt. Innen Besitzvermerke auf dem Vorsatz, Papier zeitbedingt durchgehend etwas gebräunt, einige Seiten gering fleckig bzw. mit kleinen Randläsionen oder etwas angeknickt. Im Supplementband 1 ca. 30 Seiten stärker angeknickt. Insgesamt aber von recht guter Erhaltung. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 17000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Small House at Allington [The First US edition, Together with Two Rare Original Proof Illustrations featuring the novel's principal characters: Johnny Eames and Lily Dale]

      London: Smith, Elder, 1864. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Millais, John Everett. TWO RARE PROOF MILLAIS ILLUSTRATIONS for Anthony Trollope's novel, "The Small House at Allington", produced from the original wood-engraved plates for examination prior to the printing and inclusion of the illustrations in print, TOGETHER WITH a Very Good copy of the first US edition of the novel in which such illustrations appear. A total of eighteen full-page illustrations and nineteen Chapter Vignettes were produced for the Cornhill Magazine's serial publication of the tale. Only the full-page illustrations were used in the first UK book edition, however the Chapter Vignettes (as well as the full-page illustrations) were used in the US first edition. Thus, the Proof illustrations offered here appeared in the Cornhill Magazine, the first UK appearance of the novel, as well as in the first US edition. In the US first edition of the novel, the first illustration appears at the beginning of Chapter X (on page 49 of the text) and shows Johnny Eames sitting alone reading letters, one from Joseph Cradell and one from Ameila Roper. While the illustration's title is not printed under its appearance, the Index to the Illustrations titles it "Johnny Eames's Letters". The second illustration appears at Chapter XXXI (on page 141) of the first US edition and shows a sad Lily Dale sitting with her mother. While the illustration's title is not printed under its appearance, the Index to the Illustrations titles it "The Wounded Fawn". From the Publisher's files and mounted to heavy card stock, these remarkable pieces of Trollope ephemera are remarkably rare and present both a collection-distinguishing opportunity for the Trollope collector and a wonderful opportunity for the Millais collector as well. With these rare illustrations, we offer a Very Good copy of the first US edition, first printing (rubbing to the board corners and spine ends, prior owner's signature and note to the front free endpaper). TWO RARE ORIGINAL PROOF MILLAIS ILLUSTRATIONS FOR ANTHONY TROLLOPE'S "THE SMALL HOUSE AT ALLINGTON" FEATURING THE NOVEL'S PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS: JOHNNY EAMES AND LILY DALE, TOGETHER WITH A COPY OF THE TROLLOPE NOVEL IN WHICH SUCH ILLUSTRATIONS APPEAR. QUITE RARE INDEED.

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